If you’re looking for an app that’s educational, fun and free, you must check out Peekaboo HD in the iTunes App Store. Peekaboo HD, by the developers of iRewardChart (see The Best App Ever!), is designed as a fun way to teach kids to identify animals by sound and to learn and read their names. This app works on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The app is meant for toddlers and has adorable images of animals who are hiding behind a haystack. The child hears the sound of the animal then touches the screen to reveal the smiling animal. The app then pronounces the name of the animal and the written name appears at the top of the screen. You can control the settings to have a child or a woman pronounce the name before or after the animal appears.
This app will keep toddlers delighted as they play the game over and over again, learning the names of the animals and perhaps even learning to read some words! The animals are as cute as they can be and smile adorably throughout the game.
I have always enjoyed hunting for hidden objects with my kids using iSpy books and LeapFrog games. Peekaboo HD is a great introduction to searching for objects as your child will have to find the animals where they are hiding. It’s not too difficult because part of the animal is peeking out from behind the haystack and the hiding place doesn’t change. This app will also help your child learn object permanence, which an important developmental lesson children learn from playing real world peekaboo.
Although the app is meant for toddlers, my teenager had a lot of fun with the app. A very useful feature of the app is the ability to play the game in English and Spanish. My teenager had a blast practicing her Spanish with the app and learned the Spanish words for cow, duck, sheep, rooster and hen. If only all of her learning were so much fun!
If you have a toddler or an older child who is learning Spanish, then grab this app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app is free for a limited time so download it today. You might even enjoy playing the game yourself!
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